Clearwater, Fla. – Tampa Bay Water is accepting final entries for the 2015 Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards. The deadline is quickly approaching and Tampa Bay Water urges all applicants to apply today! The application is online at tampabaywaterwise.org and must be received by June 30, 2015.
Residents, businesses, and community organizations in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties are eligible to apply.
Applicants must provide a brief description and photos of their water-efficient landscape to be considered for an award. Each landscape entry is evaluated and scored on-site by a local Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ representative during regular business hours; applicants need not be present for this evaluation.
Winning landscapes balance attractive design with Florida-friendly plants and landscape elements, as well as water-efficient irrigation techniques that have a positive impact on our environment.
Winners receive a custom 2015 Water-Wise landscape stepping stone for their efforts during an award ceremony presented by county commissioners, city council members or even mayors within their local government.
To hear why some of the past award winners implemented their water-wise landscapes, visit Tampa Bay Water’s video series. The series showcases past winner’s experiences with the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards program, including information about their personal landscaping practices, irrigation techniques and what it means to be Water-Wise.
If your yard combines elements of beauty, creativity and water efficiency - don’t wait until the deadline, apply today! tampabaywaterwise.org
About the Community Water-Wise Awards
The Water-Wise Awards program is designed to recognize attractive, water-conserving landscapes in various water-use sectors (e.g., homes, businesses, industry and government). Moreover, the program seeks to identify actual examples of outstanding Florida-friendly, water-wise landscaping and to promote those principles within the community. tampabaywaterwise.org
About Tampa Bay Water
Tampa Bay Water is the largest wholesale water supplier in Florida, providing high-quality drinking water to its members, who in turn, supply water to more than 2.3 million residents of the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay Water member governments include the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa, and the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas. tampabaywater.org